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Professor Nemy Banthia Recipient of the APSC Dean’s Medal of Distinction

Dr. Nemy Banthia has been recognized for his contributions to the advancement of the Faculty’s vision, mission and mandate.

UBC Civil In The Media – Are there toxic chemicals in B.C.’s drinking water?

Professor Rachel Scholes has applied to do research on how much of the toxic substances lurk in B.C.’s drinking water.

Trevor Carey

Assistant ProfessorGeotechnical Engineering, Structural & Earthquake Engineering Contact Office: CEME 2004DPhone: 604.822.2846Email: trevor.carey@civil.ubc.ca Bio Dr. Trevor Carey joined the department of Civil Engineering as an assistant professor in July of 2021. Dr. Carey obtained his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California Davis (UC Davis) in 2019. Prior to UC Davis, […]

Dan Kovacek

Sessional LecturerHydrotechnical Engineering Contact Bio Dan Kovacek is a PhD candidate in hydrotechnical engineering supervised by Dr. Steven Weijs in the Department of Civil Engineering. His research interests are focused on the nature of uncertainty in water resources management and hydrology. Dan has over 15 years experience in engineering consulting in British Columbia, primarily supporting […]

Professor Nemy Banthia receives $1.5 million from NSERC to develop carbon-neutral materials to rehabilitate Vancouver sewerage

The project will develop carbon-neutral geopolymer materials to coat pipes and manholes.

Mount Polley mine tailings present in Quesnel Lake water eight years after big spill

Although most metal-rich suspended sediment from the disaster has been flushed, some remains in circulation.

UBC Civil led student team aims to build a net-zero student space on campus

Student design team Third Quadrant Design is about to start construction of a new student space on campus that redefines sustainable design.

Turning skyscrapers into trees

Assistant Professor Jongho Lee takes a leaf from nature’s book with new technology that turns buildings into giant trees.

Beverley Ng: “Maximizing friendships and opportunities”

Beverley received the APSC Rising Star Award for her passion and dedication for making meaningful contributions to society.

UBC Civil In The Media – Des données du monde entier permettent d’estimer les risques sismiques en C.-B. (French)

Originally published in: CBC Radio Canada Pendant que la Colombie-Britannique poursuit son programme d’atténuation sismique et continue à rénover ses écoles, des experts expliquent que ces décisions politiques ont été prises sur la base de données issues du monde entier, faute de tremblement de terre majeur survenu dans la province. Les prévisions séismologiques se fondent notamment sur […]

UBC Civil In The Media – Séismes: près de 300 écoles de la Colombie-Britannique toujours à risque (French)

Originally published in: CBC Radio Canada Le programme d’atténuation sismique de la Colombie-Britannique, destiné à mettre 496 écoles de la province aux normes sismiques, arrive à mi-chemin. En date de mai 2022, 202 écoles ont été rénovées ou reconstruites, 25 sont en construction, cinq sont à construire, 14 sont en cours d’analyse de rentabilisation et 250 sont classées parmi les « priorités […]

Interview: Dr. Rachel Scholes featured as Emerging Investigator by RSC for work on reactive nitrogen in drinking water

The series highlight research by newer voices with potential to influence future directions.

UBC Concrete Canoe wins first place at ASCE PNW competition

The team’s victorious finish this year was the result of perseverance and hard work.

Professor Tony Yang receives $1 million NSERC Alliance Missions grant

Dr. Yang and his team of researchers received the grant to develop advanced structural and robotic technologies.

Global structural materials expert awarded top UBC research prize

Professor Nemy Banthia has been awarded the Jacob Biely Research Prize, UBC’s highest research accolade.

UBC Civil PhD students compete in Department Heat of Three Minute Thesis competition

Presenters had three minutes to showcase their research to a non-specialist audience.

UBC Civil In The Media – Sensor network can protect roads, bridges from damage caused by flooding

Originally published in: Journal of Commerce Nemy Banthia, a professor of civil engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and his doctoral student Mohammed Farooq have developed a sensor network that can detect the early stages of mudslides and bridge foundation failures that are caused by flooding. What happens when rushing water assaults a […]

Professor Susan Nesbit retires after 22 years at UBC Civil Engineering

Dr. Nesbit’s passion for education transformed the way sustainability education is conceptualized and delivered.

UBC Civil In The Media – Artist paints Vancouver Chinatown’s historic buildings to shed light on once ‘thriving’ neighbourhood

Donna Seto was featured on CBC for her paintings of Vancouver Chinatown’s historic buildings.

How UBC women in STEM are supporting each other to succeed

In honour of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UBC profiled a number of outstanding women scholars, including Dr. Sheryl Staub-French.

UBC Civil In The Media – Sewage plant samples show Omicron infections dropping in Lower Mainland

Assistant Professor Ryan Ziels talks about his research on detecting COVID in wastewater.

UBC Civil students participate in E-Week

Check out pictures from this year’s E-Week, which annually brings together students from across all UBC Engineering departments to compete and have fun.

All CIVL courses to remain online until February 7, 2022

UBC Engineering returning to in-person classes on February 7.

Two years after UIA Flight PS752 tragedy, UBC Civil Engineering remembers Dr. Mehran Abtahi

Two years ago, Dr. Mehran Abtahi was among those who were tragically lost in the Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crash.